If You Look Up, Maybe You Can See Them.

Tookie, the tuxedo lady cat is halfway up a tree. "Psst, guy! You wanna climb?" "WOW! Okay!" shouts the Slinky One. Next thing, they're on a rooftop. "Okay, where are we?" The Slinky One asks Tookie, who is looking over the edge of the roof. "I dunno, high." The Slinky One looks over the roof as well and says, "Okay, this is pretty high." "We could go higher!" Tookie says, looking up.

The original adventure girl, Tookie was known to gain access to rooftops to fight crime. She joined a neighborhood watch after a mugging left her jingly beads in a hedge, and enjoyed sprints through parking lots and climbing into open drawers. At the end of the day, though, her favorite thing was stretching out at home with her feet up. And jewelry. Always jewelry.

I’ve enjoyed telling their stories this month, if it’s okay I think I’ll do it again soon.

At Least There’s a Parking Lot

m'Man, Grand Funk, The Woman, and The Slinky One are staring at something. m'Man looks pissed. Grand Funk asks, "Why'd she bring that baby cat in there?" "I hate that place," The Woman says. "I guess she's giving someone else a chance to kill her pets!" The Slinky One says cheerily. As the others look on, m'Man goes up to the door of the vet's office and shouts, "Little cat, get outta there!" Grand Funk says "Why, why, why, why...." In the third panel, The Slinky One says, "Well, at least they got a parking lot!"

Mondays, am I right?

Vaccinations and all the things that have to be done to cats to keep them healthy and alive for as long as possible SO WE THINK even though you’re looking at four possible combinations of how it doesn’t matter and everyone ends up the same and do I have anxiety about taking the cats out of the house in a carrier and a car for strangers to poke them and possibly lose them? What makes you ask that?

The Most Intense Staring Contest.

The Slinky One is sitting with a parrot on his shoulder. "Well hello!" he says, "My cousin would like to challenge you to a staring contest!" 332 hours later, The Woman and Cousin Bird are still staring at each other. Cousin Bird has crazy eyes. "Okay, this is intense!" The Slinky One says, hunkered down under them. Walking away toward someone with wavy hair, The Slinky One says, "Okay, you have fun, I'm gonna check out this blonde!"

My cousin bird was a champion at doing freaky stuff with her eyes, and I’m honestly not sure who would win in a staring contest between her and The Woman but I know it would be a thing to see.

Shoutout to the little bird that kept me company on July 4, too. The Slinky One used to assist me with my fireworks photos, but this year it was that little one. Birds rule.

Can’t Talk. Mesmerized.

The Slinky One tells the squirrel he'll take him to the trees. The squirrel can't talk, mesmerized, he says. The Woman is herding cows, calling them last week's shoes and hamburgers. "Line up!" she tells them. "That's my sister!" The Slinky One tells the squirrel. "Hi, my cat! I have ten jobs and the new girl is catching up with her kids. How's it going?" "You gotta show my friend the trees," The Slinky One tells her.

Is this the heaven for border collies? Herding cows and squirrels? Do cows get rewarded for being your burger by still needing to be herded? What about squirrels, I would think heaven for squirrels involves a lot of nuts. I guess technically that’s what’s happened.

Shoutout to my bestie’s German Shepherd Krikkit, who better be running free in the sun with her kids and sleeping on all the pillows.

Who’s This Dame?

The Slinky One is lounging in the sun, talking to a butterfly. "You don't say? How about that?" he says. m'Man, in a box nearby, says, "Whoo! I don't believe it!" Over the hill comes a third black cat, calling out, "Rrraaaagh!" "Who's this dame?" asks m'Man. "It's not my bro," The Slinky One points out. "So what brings you here?" The Slinky One asks. "Mraaagh," says the other black cat. "Join the club!" m'Man declares.

While we’re on vacation, let’s check in on The Slinky One, m’Man, and the good sir who was only referenced in one other comic and he died already WHAT IS THIS YEAR. I did tell him to look for my Slinky son and m’Man, and if nothing is really over and just over there, then I hope they’re all getting along and not hissing at each other.

(tl;dr The Fluffy One is OKAY.)